In 1849, German colonists formed what would become Boerne, TX on the north side of the Cibolo Creek. A town site was laid out by Gustav Theissen and John James (whom our Historical Boerne Office Building was named after) in 1852 and the name of Boerne was selected.
In the mid-1800s, Kerrville was settled/founded by Joshua Brown, who arrived in Texas from Kentucky and named after James Kerr, a major in the Texas Revolution. The Civil War slowed Kerrville’s development before cattle, sheep and goat ranching created a boom in the late 1800s.
The weather in Texas Hill Country is classified as humid subtropical resulting in hot summers and mild winters. Annual averages include 34 inches of rain, 228 sunny days, highs of 90 July and January lows in the mid-30s.
The Texas Hill Country is known for its clear flowing Rivers and Spring Fed creeks lined with towering Cypress Trees. During the summer people flock to the cool waters of the rivers to float in tubes, enjoy the sun and just relax. There is an exciting culture in the Hill Country that is very contagious. We love to have a good time. The traditions of rodeos, hunting, concerts and more can be found throughout every county in the Hill Country. A couple of things that almost every resident of this area look forward to each year are the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and Hunting season. The Hill Country is blessed in the fact that we have a lot of free roaming exotics that can be harvested year round, but there is just something special about dove and deer season for every Texan.
Almost everything above can be said about South Texas, but the real west seems to be more evident down south. The land is more suitable for farming or ranching and the landscape is completely opposite of the hill country. It is much more flat with a different variety of vegetation and much more productive soils which give this area the ability to naturally grow whitetail deer bigger than any other part of the state. People com from all over the world to shoot South Texas Deer.
Among the top employers in Kendall County are the Boerne Independent School District, Kendall County Treasurer, Mission Pharmacal and United Medical Resources. Kerr County’s economy is based on production, services, healthcare and education. Located between the Eagle Ford Shale, Cline Shale and Permian Basin, the area also supports the energy industry.
Methodist Boerne Emergency Center and Peterson Regional Medical Center are among the facilities providing state-of-the-art healthcare in the region.
Boerne ISD serves 7,500 students with five elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools and one alternative campus, while Kerrville Independent School District maintains four elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. The University of Texas at San Antonio campus is just a 30-minute drive from Boerne, while the University of Texas at Austin is two hours away. Schreiner University in Kerrville, TX is a private, four-year college ranked as one of the top regional liberal arts school by U.S. News & World Report.
The influence of German settlement is a large part of the culture and heritage of Boerne, Texas. Traveling down Main Street you’ll find numerous specialty shops, boutiques and art galleries. Cibolo Creek and the Cibolo Nature Center, The Hill Country Mile, River Road Park and Guadalupe River State Park are just some of the outdoor attractions.
Activities, including music and fare, are featured during the Chocolate Walk, Cibolo Songs & Stories, Weihnachts Fest, Boerne Market Days, Down by the Riverside Festival and Hill Country Bicycle Tour.
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